BUSINESS RESOURCES & UPDATES
Support for Businesses:
ONTARIO'S GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES:
November 16, 2020: Applications Now Open for Ontario's COVID-19 Relief Funding for Your Business (Main Street Relief Grant for Personal protective equipment (PPE), Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebate Grants)
November 03, 2020: Ontario's Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program (Application forms will be available starting on November 16, 2020.)
Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 Costs (PPE Support, Property Tax and Energy Bill Rebates, Ontario Small Business Support Grant)
The Government of Ontario announced additional support for frontline workers fighting COVID-19 by providing a temporary pandemic pay of $4/hour worked on top of their regular wages. In addition, the government will be providing monthly lump sum payments of $250 for four months to eligible frontline workers who work over 100 hours per month. The pandemic pay will be effective for 16 weeks, from April 24, 2020 until August 13, 2020. Read more by clicking the link above.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE:
2020 ONTARIO BUDGET:
ONTARIO'S BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT:
January 15, 2021: Applications Now Open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant
For small businesses not in operation in April 2019 or April 2020, eligibility criteria will be announced in January 2021.
November 20, 2020: Additional Supports Available for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Public Health Measures - Province Doubling Financial Support for Businesses Affected by Additional Restrictions
Businesses can apply online for temporary property tax and energy cost rebate grants from the province, via an easy-to-use one-window portal. The rebates will cover the length of time that a business is required to temporarily close or significantly restrict services as a result of being located in an area categorized as Red-Control or Lockdown, or previously categorized as modified Stage 2 public health restrictions. Most businesses can expect to receive their rebate payments within a few weeks of submitting a complete application.
A detailed list of eligible businesses, as well as instructions for applying, can be found at Ontario.ca/covidsupport.
- - Termination & Severance Protection Extended to Jan 2, 2021
- - O. Reg. 228/20 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend protection from temporary layoffs
December 18, 2020: Ontario Supports Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19